wireless charging

AT&T LG G3 eschews Qi, goes with PMA wireless charging

We are somewhat used to having variations between carriers or regional markets, but there are times when the differences are just plain ridiculous. The LG G3 supports wireless charging, via a special back cover accessory, using the Qi wireless charging standard in all but one instance. AT&T has chosen, against all odds, to go with the competing standard, the Power Matters Alliance's (PMA) standard.

LG G3 global rollout starts June 27 in Asia, EMEA in July

LG's premium flagship, which has unsurprisingly enjoyed popularity and good sales in Korea, will soon be launching in other parts of the globe. The LG G3 will first make its stop in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Singapore, and the Philippines starting this Friday, before heading out to the rest of Asia, Europe, and the Middle East sometime in July.

Starbucks to have wireless charging through Duracell Powermat

Coffee shops are more than just about drinking coffee nowadays. It’s a place to talk and hang-out with friends, read a book on your own, and yes, to kill time while charging your gadgets. That will get even easier as Starbucks announced a national roll-out at their stores the ability to wirelessly charge their phones through the technology of Duracell Powermats, making the race to find a wall socket in the store a thing of the past.

Kyocera Hydro Vibe is built for a rough life

Whether it's summer beach, spring showers, or family activities, you will inevitably encounter water, gravity, and children. To ensure that your smartphone survives as well as you do, Kyocera has launched the Hydro Vibe, the latest of its series of smartphones built for the rough and tumble.
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